1. This Day in Music

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2000 - </b>New York's hip-hop community comes out at New York's New Age Cabaret in support of the Black August Hip-Hop Collective. The organization's third-annual benefit concert features appearanc 2004 - For the first time in its 60-year history, Cuban state…

  2. Tunes On TV

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, SEPT. 29 "Good Morning America," ABC Featured artist: Brooks & Dunn (also scheduled: Sandra Day O'Connor). "Today," NBC Featured artist: Rihanna. "CKY…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson discusses charts and artists with readers. STILL 'TOGETHER' Hello Fred! Mariah Carey continues to be the chart phenomenon of the year, as this week she sets a new chart [record]. With "We Belong Together" in its 13th week on top of the Hot 100, she now has the…

  4. Dr. Dre Hoping To 'Shock' On Next Album

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT It's been six years since hip-hop legend Dr. Dre's last studio album, and its planned follow-up, reportedly titled "Detox," seems no closer to completion. But one of his key collaborators tells Billbo It's been six years since hip-hop legend Dr. Dre's last studio…

  5. B&E: The Spill Canvas

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Breaking & Entering: A look at acts breaking at radio and retail and entering Billboard charts. This week: The Spill Canvas. With 19-year-old vocalist Nick Thomas as its driving force, the Spill Canvas has been building a loyal fan base by relentlessly touring. The underground buzz the…

  6. Billboard Bits: Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Ween, mtvU, Eric Matthews Ween played its first New York show in nearly two years Saturday (Aug. 20) at the Knitting Factory as part of a private party for the skateboarding magazine Thrasher. The 28-song, 135-minute set was open only to Thrasher guests and a select group of contest…

  7. TunesOnTV

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for Aug. 22-28, 2005. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, AUG. 22 "Live with Regis and Kelly," Syndicated Featured Artists: Common, Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff. Show Description: Syndicated weekday variety show. Check local listings! "TRL,…

  8. CHART BEAT

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Alan Jackson, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes, Bow Wow, Paul McCartney and more. PRESSING MATTER: Alan Jackson turns to a newspaper for inspiration for his latest hit single. "USA Today" (Arista) is…

  9. Filming Completed On Germs Biopic

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Now, his story will be told in the forthcoming biopic "What We Do Is Secret." The end of the 1970s saw California's punk scene explode, spawning such bands as Black Flag, X, the Dead Kennedys and the Germs. The latter was fronted by a daredevil with a death wish, Darby Crash,…

  10. Hootie Feels 'Lucky'

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Darius Rucker's throat hurts, and he is tired after a long day of promoting Hootie & the Blowfish's new album, "Looking for Lucky" (released Aug. 9), but the lead singer is not about to complain. As first single "One…

  11. Cullum's 'Catching Tales' Coming This Fall

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The sophomore album from singer/songwriter/pianist Jamie Cullum has been scheduled for a Sept. 26 U.K. release via UCJ and an Oct. 11 U.S. release by Verve Forecast. The sophomore album from singer/songwriter/pianist Jamie Cullum has been scheduled for a Sept. 26 U.K. release via UCJ and an…

  12. Friends Line Up To Duet With B.B. King

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his latest star-studded duets album. Due Sept. 13, just three days before the blues great's 80th birthday, the Geffe With a special birthday just around the corner, B.B. King is nearly ready to unveil his…

  13. Sharp's New Tack

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Kevin Sharp came out of the gate swinging. His debut album on 143/Asylum Records, released in 1996, went gold. The first three of his six charting singles went top 5, including "Nobody Knows," which spent four weeks at No. 1 on the…

  14. Raekwon Rebuilding 'Cuban Linx' With Wu Mates

    July 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his critically lauded breakthrough solo debut, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx," Wu-Tang Clan founding member Raekwon is recording a sequel to the project, with an e To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of his critically lauded breakthrough solo…

  15. Billboard Bits: Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Rolling Stones, 'Brown Hotel,' Eazy-E The Rolling Stones' new single, "Streets of Love"/"Rough Justice," will be released Aug. 22 in the U.K. as a limited edition, numbered CD and on seven-inch vinyl. "Streets of Love" was given its first…

  16. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. I SING THE ELTON ELECTRIC Dear Fred, This week "Ghetto Gospel" by 2Pac featuring Elton John is No. 2 and Elton's brand new single "Electricity" is No. 4 in the United Kingdom (and Elton's opening act on his European tour,…

  17. CHART BEAT

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Carole King, Michael Buble, Kelly Clarkson, Zucchero, Willie Nelson, Mariah Carey, the Del McCoury Band, Paul Hardcastle, Elvis Costello and more. WE STILL LOVE HER TOMORROW: In the lyrics of her very first hit, Carole King asked, "Will…

  18. This Day in Music

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>1999 - </b>The Artist Formerly Known As Prince steals the show at the second annual Yahoo! Internet Life Awards, held at Studio 54 in New York. He wins best Internet-only single ("War") and leads a 2002 - It is declared Solomon Burke Day in the artists hometown of…

  19. Report: Eminem Through With Solo Albums, Touring

    July 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Superstar rapper Eminem will retire from touring and making solo albums this fall, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. Superstar rapper Eminem will retire from touring and making solo albums this fall, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The piece quotes sources…

  20. Billboard Bits: Eve, Kelly Clarkson, Twista

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Eve, Kelly Clarkson, Twista Rapper Eve will release her as-yet-untitled Aftermath debut in February, according to the label's official Web site . The set will feature production from Dr. Dre, Scott Storch and Swizz Beatz. Eve will also star in a new Boost Mobile commercial that…

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